The mission of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) is to foster higher-paying, better-skilled jobs by recruiting new industries and helping existing businesses grow.
The Governor’s Three-Star program, which is administered through ECD’s Community Development Division, assists urban and rural communities in their effort to achieve excellence in community and economic development. The program fosters community consensus toward accomplishing development goals and objectives, thus creating an environment for businesses and citizens of Tennessee to profit and succeed.
The foundation of the Three-Star program is the Five-Year Asset-Based Strategic Plan, which reflects the development issues of the community and the challenges communities face in an ever-changing economic environment. This comprehensive plan is the product of countless meetings, hours of debate and endless compromises among the community’s leaders, but the end product will create new employment opportunities, improve family income and develop a strong leadership base for economic growth.
Communities who show performance excellence in the program will be awarded with incentives and grants to address their development issues.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has ensured our community remains Three-Star certified since 2007.
Click here to view Rutherford County’s Five-Year Asset-Based Strategic Plan